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    Question: What's up with the new language???

    Alright, when did they start using the phrase "walk-off" for just about everything?...

    It has irritated me since I noticed it last year in baseball... "He hit a "walk-off" home run...", "His 'walk-off' stats are great...", etc... Didn't it used to simply be called pinch-hitting?...

    And now, earlier today, I heard some commentary regarding basketball, and they referenced "he hit a walk-off 3-pointer"...

    ...Talk about "irritating"!.... Does it bother anyone else?....
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    Re: Question: What's up with the new language???

    i always hated when they said "he's out with a toe" or "he's out with a knee"
    how hard is it to say the word injury in that sentence?
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    Re: Question: What's up with the new language???

    They have called it a walk off home run for as long as I can remember....

    The rest is weird though.
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    Re: Question: What's up with the new language???

    "It is what it is."

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    Re: Question: What's up with the new language???

    This is my "walk off post" in general discussion for the day!

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    Re: Question: What's up with the new language???

    "It's just Manny being Manny."


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    Re: Question: What's up with the new language???

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost
    This is my "walk off post" in general discussion for the day!
    But the distance on you "walk off" was only 50 characters...how the hell is that a "walk off"? Maybe a "walk off" to the pitcher's mound.
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    Re: Question: What's up with the new language???

    Quote Originally Posted by calmkiller
    They have called it a walk off home run for as long as I can remember....

    The rest is weird though.
    Agreed. I only remember it being used for home runs and all of a sudden it's every where.

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    I hate when any random athlete gets interviewed and its all full of "ya know."Drives me up a f'ing wall.

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    Re: Question: What's up with the new language???

    Quote Originally Posted by Les 74
    I hate when any random athlete gets interviewed and its all full of "ya know."Drives me up a f'ing wall.
    For me it's worse when they start every sentence with "I mean".

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